KOSOVO

Kosovo to Present Case for Kosova e Re TPP to Energy Community on 17 January

Date: 03.01.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo to Present Case for Kosova e Re TPP to Energy Community on 17 JanuaryPhoto: KEK

Amid looming deadlines in the controversial project for the construction of a coal-fired power plant, Kosovo is preparing for a hearing with the Secretariat of the Energy Community. The international

Secretariat Opens Dispute Procedure Against Kosovo for Kosovo e Re Project

Date: 24.12.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Secretariat Opens Dispute Procedure Against Kosovo for Kosovo e Re ProjectPhoto: KEK

The Energy Community Secretariat sent an opening letter to Kosovo on 20 December 2019 addressing its concerns with regard to the illegality and existence of State aid in relation to the Kosovo e Re

Energy Sectors in the Energy Community Vulnerable to Cybersecurity Threats

Date: 17.12.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Energy Sectors in the Energy Community Vulnerable to Cybersecurity ThreatsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The main problem identified in a cybersecurity study on the energy sector in the Energy Community is the generally weak or missing focus on the energy sector in national cybersecurity strategies and

EBRD Lends EUR 58m to Finance 105 MW Bajgora Wind Park in Northern Kosovo

Date: 17.12.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EBRD Lends EUR 58m to Finance 105 MW Bajgora Wind Park in Northern KosovoPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has lent EUR 58 million to help finance the construction and operation of the 105 MW Bajgora wind park in the north of Kosovo. Thus, the

Kosovar KOSTT Signs Agreement for Connection of 46 MW Wind Park

Date: 17.12.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Kosovar KOSTT Signs Agreement for Connection of 46 MW Wind ParkPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The Kosovar electricity TSO, KOSTT, has signed an agreement for the connection of the Budakova wind park to Kosovo’s transmission system as part of “supporting and creating opportunities for

Report: Western Balkan Coal Plants in Severe Breach of Air Pollution Limits

Date: 11.12.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Report: Western Balkan Coal Plants in Severe Breach of Air Pollution LimitsPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

Western Balkan countries breach air pollution limits for coal plants agreed with the Energy Community by as much as six times for one toxic substance, according to a new report ‘Comply or Close’

World Bank: Renewables and Efficiency Kosovo’s Least-cost Electricity Options

Date: 05.12.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
World Bank: Renewables and Efficiency Kosovo’s Least-cost Electricity OptionsPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Kosovo can meet its future electricity needs at least cost by scaling up its renewable energy resources, investing in energy efficiency and cleaning up the country’s existing coal generation,

Kosovar and Albanian Electricity TSOs Sign Agreement on Common Market

Date: 03.12.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Kosovar and Albanian Electricity TSOs Sign Agreement on Common MarketPhoto: KOSTT

The Kosovar and Albanian electricity TSOs, KOSTT and OST, have signed an agreement establishing a common energy market between the two countries (or the Kosovo-Albania power system regulatory block),

Energy Community: WB6 Coal Plants Struggle to Meet Emissions Standards

Date: 19.11.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Energy Community: WB6 Coal Plants Struggle to Meet Emissions StandardsPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

All contracting parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings established under their national emission reduction plans (NERPs) for at least one of the

Kosovo's Power Imports Up 142.7% and Exports Up 230.6% in Q3 2019

Date: 19.11.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo's Power Imports Up 142.7% and Exports Up 230.6% in Q3 2019Photo: Andreja Krašna

Kosovo imported 410.9 GWh of electricity in the third quarter of 2019, up 63.63% compared to the second quarter of 2019 and up 142.7% compared to the third quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, the country’s

BiH and Serbia Unlikely to Meet 2020 RES Targets

Date: 15.11.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
BiH and Serbia Unlikely to Meet 2020 RES TargetsPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Ukraine are unlikely to meet the 2020 renewables targets, while the situation in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia remains questionable due to the impact of

ECRB: Forward Price Signal Still Lacking in Western Balkans

Date: 07.11.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
ECRB: Forward Price Signal Still Lacking in Western BalkansPhoto: ACER

Between 50% and 90% of power generation in Western Balkan countries is ‘reserved’ for end users, leaving only a small volume to be traded through market mechanisms either via tenders or


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